Australian wine brand Hardys is reinforcing its historic and upmarket credentials in the UK with the launch of two new ranges and a listing for its Eileen Hardy blend.
Find out which Vinho Verde Matthew Jukes says is in “a different league from the competition” and which Viognier he says “gets the pulse racing”.
Although less dramatic than Chardonnay’s stylistic swing from broad to bony, Australia’s flagship grape Shiraz has also been losing weight and gaining tone.
As part of an attempt to compete with New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Australia has renewed its focus on the quality and style of its Semillon and Sauvignon.
Australia is well-known for its attempts to highlight regional distinctions, but today the focus is also on sub regions and single vineyards.
Australia’s Petaluma is to build a new winery in the Adelaide Hills in time for the 2015 vintage as the lease on its current site comes to an end.
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